Albany Area Religion Bulletin

The Albany Area Religion Bulletin is a compilation of church and faith-based events in the Albany and southwest Georgia area. To add items to the bulletin, email announcements to (File Photo)


President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday school on Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church, located at 148 Georgia Highway 45 North in Plains. The Sunday school class starts at 10 a.m. and is preceded by an orientation period at 9 a.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. The church building opens at 7:30 a.m. Please note Carter’s schedule is subject to change. Visit the church website at


The Church of the Living Word, 930 Rear Gordon Ave. in Albany, is hosting its 19th annual black history program at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The theme for this year is “Exodus 3:17.” Keynote speaker is Angela Shumate, principal at Lamar Reese Magnet School of the Arts. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact the church at (229) 435-1195.

Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 7470 River Road in Camilla, is celebrating its annual Women’s Day on Sunday. The keynote speaker is Sabrina Williams from Greater Union Baptist Church in Camilla. Services begin at 10 a.m.

Faith and Deliverance Prophetic Ministries, 371 Johnson St. Southeast in Dawson, is hosting its annual Pillars of Fire Prophetic Conference at 7:30 p.m. March 2 and 10 a.m. on March 3. The keynote speaker will be LaWanda Peters. This is a free event open to the public. Contact number is (229) 255-0378.

Sherwood Baptist Church, 2201 Whispering Pines Road in Albany, will host a communitywide Disciple Now weekend event for students on March 8-10. During DNow, students stay in host homes, have small group Bible study and large group corporate worship times with students from all over the city. Registration is $85. Speaker is Jason Cook, associate pastor of preaching at Fellowship Memphis in Memphis, Tenn., and a former University of Mississippi football player. Music will be led by Long Hollow WAVE, a worship band and ministry of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn. For more information and to register for DNow, visit

The Albany Area Religion Bulletin is a weekly compilation of church and faith-based events in Albany and southwest Georgia and is published on Fridays. Submit items by email at (please place “church” or “religion” in the subject line); mail to The Albany Herald News Dept., P.O. Box 48, Albany, GA 31702 or drop it by our offices at 126 N. Washington St. Items should be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Friday publication.

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